RHHS Semifinalists for National Merit Scholarships

Sat, 09/12/2020 - 10:09am

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation recently announced that 45 HCPSS students are semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.  RHHS is proud to announce that 9 RHHS students earned this semifinalist status.

  • Jordan B. Abrams
  • Ruby R. Chen
  • Nathan R. Goturi
  • Bryce K. Hu
  • Lily M. Li
  • Swetha Sethuraj
  • Jerry Y. Xiong
  • Andrew K. Zhao
  • Matthew J. Zhou


More than 1.5 million juniors in 21,000 high schools across the country entered the 2021 National Merit Scholarship Program by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT®), which served as an initial screen of program entrants. The nationwide pool of semifinalists, representing less than 1% of U.S. high school seniors, includes the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

These academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships that will be offered next spring.